Thanks to the people of Fotoraum Köln e.V. for the great and important work as part of the Cologne cultural scene. I am pleased to be represented with photographs from my series ‘Third Nature’ in this anniversary exhibition.

“20 Jahre Off Space, 20 Jahre “Wir haben Gäste”, 20 Jahre Experiment: Wir blicken zurück auf spannende Kulturarbeit und eine Menge unvergesslicher Eindrücke, auf großartige Auftritte und Beiträge so vieler uns liebgewordener Musiker*innen und Künstler*innen und freuen uns auf die Zeit, die vor uns liegt. Feiert mit uns!” (text: Fotoraum K.)

Participating artists: SEBASTIÁN BRUNO, MARC DITTRICH, ROSANNA D’ORTONA, OLLE FISCHER, AYMERIC FOUQUEZ, CONNY HÖFLICH, JULIA HORN, VERENA JAEKEL, BERNADETTE JANSEN, JENS KLEIN, UTE KLEIN, KATRIN KLOSTERKÖTTER, JEFFREY LADD, FRANCESCA MAGISTRO, SIBYLLE MALL, NATHALIE MOHADJER, ANNA PAPOULIAS, DANIEL SADROWSKI, CHRISTEL SCHULMEYER, DANIEL SCHUMANN, JAN STRADTMANN, ANDREAS WEINAND, PAULA WINKLER, RIE YAMADA, LUISA ZANZANI

Location: Fotoraum Köln e.V.
Herderstr. 88
50935 Cologne
Opening: 9th April, from 4 pm, with music by SAMUEL HORN, HANNA FEARNS and MINCK
Exhibition dates: 9th April – 8th May 2022, Sundays 3 pm – 6 pm

New open call for photographers and filmmakers. I am looking forward to the next round of the ‘Passage‘ Artist-in-Residence programme. There are two residencies available for June 2022; with one residency awarded to a female artist who is also a mother. Applications are open until 31st March 2022. Location of the residencies: Dübener Heide region (Germany). I am pleased that we were able to convene an excellent jury for this round as well, which will select the artists from the submissions. I am responsible for the organisation and artistic direction of the ‘Passage’ Artist-in-Residence programme. All further information can be found on the website: Passage

As the first round of the Artist-in-Residence programme Passage, I was gratefully able to work with the two artists Laura Pannack and Bert Villa in November. During their presence, both of them intensively explored the region of the Dübener Heide. “Their different perceptions of the territory are shaped by intensive research on youth culture in connection with traditional stories (Pannack) as well as visible structures of economic geography (Villa).

For Laura Pannack, encounters with people are central to her artistic work. She is interested to connect the uniqueness of a place with the nature of the person she photographs. In her photographic approach, Pannack completely redefines the understanding of how the traditional stories of the Dübener Heide region were received in different eras.

Bert Villa is fascinated by visible structures that directly serve the provision of resources. The drinking water supply from the Dübener Heide for the Leipzig/Halle area or the extraction of sand as the basis for the construction industry – as an architect, Villa knows which individual parts form a unit. Uncoding and breaking down these parts is Villa’s approach to develop a work about the region of the Dübener Heide.” (text: Passage AiR)

I am responsible for the organisation and artistic direction of the Passage programme.

The work Third Nature, which has been shown in several group exhibitions and was conceived as a long-term project, will be exhibited at Fotoraum Köln e.V., the Cologne-based exhibition venue for contemporary photography. Opening: Friday, 15th Oct, 7 pm as part of the format ‘Wir haben Gäste’ (we have guests) which combines international contemporary photography at the openings with music, performance or moving images. On this evening from 8 pm, Fotoraum Köln e.V. present the live set of Andreas O. Hirsch, musician, visual artist and inventor of electro-acoustic instruments.

In addition, a conversation between Gianpaolo Arena (CALAMITA/À) & Jan Stradtmann about strategies of documentation as an artistic method will take place on 16th Oct, 6 pm – 8 pm.

CALAMITA/À (founded 2013 – ongoing, curated by Gianpaolo Arena and Marina Caneve) is an independent platform that combines scientific and artistic practices to investigate the territorial transformation after the Vajont dam disaster (Italy, 1963). Third Nature ist part of CALAMITA/À.

Location: Fotoraum Köln e.V.
Herderstr. 88
50935 Cologne
Opening: 15th Oct, from 7 pm
Talk: 16th Oct, 6 pm – 8 pm
Exhibition dates: 15th Oct – 14th Nov 2021, Sundays 3 pm – 6 pm

Since the beginning of 2021, I have been responsible for the organisation and artistic direction of the ‘Passage’ Artist-in-Residence programme. For 2021 and 2022, two artists each year can be invited to the Dübener Heide region (Germany) through the programme. The programme is hosted by the Kultur- und Kunstverein Kemberg e.V. (Kemberg Culture and Art Association) and co-financed by the European Social Fund. Nicoletti & Lopes are responsible for the visual identity. Artists can apply for one of the two residencies in November 2021 until 30th August 2021. All further information can be found on the website: Passage

“The Bruton Correspondence School is pleased to present I DIDN’T LICK IT, its first major exhibition of three hundred artworks made in collaboration with the new correspondence school between March 2020 – June 2021.
During the lockdown, they initiated a mail art exchange brief with local and international artists resulting in a richly personal and political survey of contemporary collage. In this exhibition each art work is displayed as part of an ambitious installation of paintings, collage, photography and written correspondences. The collection will be across four sites in Bruton to enable a walking tour of the work – The Bruton Museum and The Old Pharmacy Wine Bar on the High St, The Dovecote Gallery and The Cellarhand. The exhibition continues the school’s investigations into connectivity, community and personal experience.
The collection showcases the innate ability of collage to construct a fresh and new visual exchange beyond the two dimensional into the structural world and craft of visual making. Whilst experimental, each collage is also didactic, layered with hidden messages, reoccurring motifs and shared concerns that speak as an abstract indicator of the surreal times we are living in. This exhibition is being sponsored by Bruton Museum, The Dovecote Gallery and The Cellarhand.” (text: Bruton Correspondence School)

Location: Bruton Museum & Bruton Correspondence School
3 The High St
Bruton, UK
BA10 0AB
Opening: 24th July, 3.30 pm – 6 pm
Exhibition dates: 24th July – 25th September 2021
Weekdays 11 am – 1 pm, Saturdays 11 am – 3 pm

The work Third Nature, created as part of the CALAMITA/À project, will be presented at Double Dummy in Arles, France, on 7th and 8th July.

During the opening week of the Rencontres de la photographie d’Arles, the CALAMITA/À project will present the current state of the artistic work of the photographers involved in the CALAMITA/À project: Gianpaolo Arena, Marina Caneve, Céline Clanet, François Deladerriere, Petra Stavast and Jan Stradtmann.

Location: Double Dummy
8 Rue Fauré, 13200 Arles
Opening hours: 7th July, 11 am – 6 pm
8th July, 11 am – 8 pm
Artists talk: 8th July, 6 pm

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